Torchlight 2 is by Runic Games, a Seattle-based American computer game company formed by co-founders of Blizzard North, of Diablo fame.
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Torchlight II will launch as a digital download from Runic Games, Steam, Perfect World, GamersGate, GameFly, and GameStop on September 20th, 2012. Retail/DVD version TBA.
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About the Game:
The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!
Torchlight II captures all the flavor and excitement of the original game - while expanding the world and adding the features players wanted most, including online and LAN co-op multiplayer. Torchlight II is fast, fun, and filled to the brim with action and loot. Adventure solo or online with your friends!
Multiplayer - Play co-op with your friends via LAN or over the Internet for free. No subscriptions, no item sales. Our new matchmaking service lets you find friends, start new games, and join existing games. And, as always, you can play single-player offline as well.
Customizable Characters - Players will create and customize a character from one of four brand new classes. Each class can be played as either male or female, with customized cosmetic features and looks to make each individual character stand out. All new skills and loot give loads of opportunity for unique character builds.
Classes - Torchlight II features four all-new classes to choose from!
The mysterious Outlander: a gunslinger with some secret weapons!
The academy-trained Embermage: the Empire's front-line spellcaster!
The savage Berserker: a two-fisted barbarian from the frozen north!
The resourceful Engineer: the ironclad powerhouse of the Imperial frontier!
Moddability - TorchED, the Torchlight II editor, will give players the ability to create their own mods, adding even more content to the world. Have your friends download the same mod and play together. TorchED will be available as a separate download very shortly after launch.
New User Interface - Torchlight II boasts a new and improved user interface, designed to be easier than ever for new players to pick up and play. This intuitive interface ensures you can focus on playing the game the way you want to.
Open World - We're not only in the town of Torchlight anymore! Explore vast overland areas and multiple hub towns, fight through rain, snow, day and night. Our level randomization ensures new layouts, paths, loot, and monsters every time you play.
New Game Plus - In New Game Plus, the game's not over until you say it is. Once you've beaten Torchlight II's primary campaign, you can start again with the same character for a significantly greater challenge. You'll keep all of the skills, gold, and gear you worked so hard for!
Pets & Fishing - These popular features make their return in Torchlight II in improved form. More choices, better effects, and your pet will still make the run to town to sell your loot so you don’t have to.
OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
Processor: x86-compatible 1.4GHz or faster processor
Memory: 1GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 1.2GB free space (subject to change)
Video Card: DirectX compatible 3D graphics card with at least 256MB of addressable memory.
Torchlight 2 FAQ:
What is Torchlight II?
Torchlight II is a fast-paced, fun-filled action RPG from Runic Games. Torchlight II returns to the world of the award-winning action RPG Torchlight, to tell the story of what became of the heroes from the original game—through the eyes of all-new heroes. Torchlight II expands the world of Torchlight and incorporates the most-requested features from players of the original game, including online or LAN multiplayer!
What is the story?
Years ago, the Heroes of Torchlight saved the world from the ancient evil, Ordrak. Now someone has stolen the essence of his power, and is using it to siphon off the power of the world's elemental Guardians. After witnessing the destruction wrought by this terrible artifact, the players begin a quest to stop the villain's insane plan and restore balance to the six elements. The trail leads from the beleaguered Estherian Steppes, through the war-torn Mana Wastes, and finally the haunted ruins of an ancient dwarven civilization, before descending to a realm where no mortal has set foot for thousands of years—and where an even more terrible evil struggles to unleash itself upon the world.
How is Torchlight II different from the first game?
The most exciting new feature of Torchlight II is the multiplayer component. Play with friends old and new, using our free matchmaking service. Together you'll discover expansive outdoor areas and ominous caverns; random dungeons teem with a huge variety of all new monsters and villains, powerful magical loot, and quests to complete. Journey through vastly differing locales, enjoying all-new weather features, time-of-day events, and a new and more deeply developed story.
How big is Torchlight II compared to the first game?
It's difficult to quantify exactly, but Torchlight II is a much bigger game than Torchlight, with vast overland areas and multiple town hubs. We've highlighted some of the differences in Size Matters: Travis Talks About Scale.
Is modding still allowed in Torchlight II?
Yes! GUTS, our own Torchlight II game editor, will be made public soon after release. Players will have the ability to create and share their own mods to add even more content to the world. Make a quest, make a skill. Have at it!
Steam Workshop will also be supported for Torchlight II (and requires the Steam build).
Can I join a multiplayer game with my solo character, and vice versa?
There is no distinction between solo and multiplayer characters, so you'll be able to level up offline and join your friends online.
Can I change the appearance of my character beyond picking a class?
Yes! You can customize your hair color, skin color, and gender — or you can have the computer randomly select an appearance for you.
On which platforms will I be able to play Torchlight II?
Torchlight II will release first on PC. After our initial release we plan to do a Mac port. No console or Linux releases are planned at this time.